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#117789 - 12/16/03 11:23 AM ruthless rueful
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Is this a pair, or a coincidence?


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#117790 - 12/16/03 03:40 PM Re: ruthless rueful
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ruth and rue probably both stem from OD rewen. ruth and ruthful are both now archaic; but rueful and ruthful were once synonyms = compassionate.


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#117791 - 12/16/03 09:39 PM Re: ruthless rueful
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OD?


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#117792 - 12/16/03 09:45 PM Re: ruthless rueful
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Old Dutch, Old Danish, or just plain peculiar.

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#117793 - 12/19/03 12:52 PM Re: ruthless rueful
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And the cook was Dutch, and behaved as such,
For the diet he gave the crew-ew-ew
Was a number of tons of hot cross buns
Served up with a savory glue.




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#117794 - 12/19/03 05:00 PM Re: ruthless rueful
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And is the next line "Friggin' in the riggin'", Bill?


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#117795 - 12/19/03 05:53 PM Re: ruthless rueful
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Oh, a capital ship
For an ocean trip
Was the Walloping Window Blind
No wind that blew
Dismayed the crew,
Or troubled the Captain's mind.


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